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New ACU Stadium Lets Students and Fans Stay on Campus for Home Games

Abilene Christian University students and fans haven’t had the opportunity to watch their beloved home team play football on campus since 1958. That’s all about to change though, as construction finally wraps up on the new ACU stadium. The new stadium will seat roughly 9,500 fans with space for about 12,000 people overall. The university […]

Meet the Blue Duiker Antelope at the Abilene Zoo

When most people think of an antelope, they think of bounding creatures traversing the grasslands of Africa. Well, as it turns out, not all antelope are large. The Abilene Zoo got a new resident as of July 7th. The Blue Duiker antelope is now on display for the public to “aww” at. Blue Duiker Antelope […]

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Dare to Take the Buffalo Gap Ghost Tours

The Buffalo Gap Historic Village is home to 15 outdoor structures from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Centered around the Old Taylor County Courthouse and Jail, Buffalo Gap includes a railroad depot, a two-room schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, and more. As with any century-old building, many lives have come and gone in these […]

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Experience the West Texas Fair and Rodeo: 117 Years of Tradition

West Texas Fair and Rodeo

The West Texas Fair and Rodeo is one of the most memorable events in the state. The fair started back on September 8th and it runs until Saturday, September 17th. Believe it or not, the West Texas Fair and Rodeo has been happening for the past 117 years, making it one of the oldest in […]

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Abilene Charity Provides Families with School Clothes

The community of Abilene, Texas, is coming together to help underprivileged families afford clothes for the upcoming school year. The Christian Services Center in Abilene has started Operation Blue Jeans Thursday to help elementary and middle school students with their school supplies as well as new clothes. It’s been a tumultuous year for the Operation […]

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Abilene Zoo’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to Take Place in July

The Abilene Zoo’s 50th Anniversary is this year, and on July 9, the zoo will hold a celebration festival for the occasion that will feature all-day performances starting at 10am. Gather at the zoo pavilion across from the train station to watch live bands and dancers perform in honor of the zoo’s anniversary. The festival […]

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